Sinn Féin Councillor Sharon Duddy has said her party has upped their campaign to see the introduction of speed limit signs along one of the busiest main arterial routes in the city.
At the weekend members of the local Martin McGuinness Cumann (Association) erected 30pmh signs along this stretch of road from the City Cemetery to the junction of the New Road and Elmwood Terrace.
Councillor Duddy said
“As you I know I have been campaigning to get 30mph speed limit signs placed along the Lonemoor Road from its junction at the top of Westland Street out to the roundabout at Brandywell Road. So far, the Road Service has turned down my requests.
“At the weekend members of the local Martin McGuinness Cumann erected several 30pmh signs along this stretch of road, in an effort to help reduce the speed of traffic travelling through the area.
“It’s not an ideal situation that action had to be taken but if it prevents even one accident occurring and makes it safer for residents crossing the road to local schools and businesses then it will have been worth it.
“Even whilst I was there to see the signs going up it was quite apparent that many of the passing vehicles were going well in excess of the speed limit.